Meet our team

Dagmar Janousek

is founder and partner of ESSD consulting and an experienced international Sales & Marketing professional. She has 25 years of experience in setting up businesses and international brands in Europe, Asia and Latin-America. Since 1999 based in Amsterdam she has been starting up businesses with focus on international strategies and brand acquisitions, multinational sales management, international key account management as well as strategic marketing. Dagmar conducts business in German, English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Czech.

Ivan Vogels

is partner and senior consultant at ESSD consulting and specialized in Strategic Alliances and Partnership Management. He has 20 years of experience in business development and in-depth knowledge of Multi-party Alliances. He is familiar with direct and indirect sales models and the guidance of international virtual teams; He has broad experience in (international) change programmes in the area of Marketing and Sales, in joint-offer-development, joint-go-to market and in optimising commercial organisations; Ivan conducts business in English, Dutch and German.

Harold Derlagen

is a sales professional with 8 years of international experience in Key Account Management and E-commerce across various channels.
Specialised in European marketplaces, Harold helps our clients to control, administrate and promote their own product offerings.
In addition, Harold has an interest in travelling and Scuba Diving and has been volunteering on various projects in Latin-America!
Harold conducts business in Dutch, English, Spanish, and is not shy to speak German on international fairs.

Sylvia Rachman

Sylvia Rachman is an experienced Finance and Operations Professional with a strong background in setting up business processes, project management and governance in fast growing environments.  Sylvia manages our finance and tax questions, optimizes continuously our processes,  supervises the accounting and stays on top of our complex,  international reporting and invoicing.  Sylvia likes motorcycles, sports and conducts business in English and Dutch.

Renee Mulder

Is our E-commerce Category Manager Baby. Gained experience in setting-up and managing marketplaces, project management and communication at multinationals. Renee helps international consumer brands that are looking for expansion in Europe; to set-up, manage and improve the e-commerce & distribution channels in the baby category. In addition, Renee loves to travel and dance and has been volunteering in various educational programs. Renee conducts business in Dutch, English, and German.

Maggie Hodge

is a professional in Strategic Marketing Communication. She is creatively in-tuned, data driven and intrigued by online consumer behavior. Home in Social Media, she also develops influencer programs across all of Europe to drive the brands we work with. Additionally, Maggie loves digital analysis and tracking tools, is interested in traveling and being among different cultures and conducts business in Spanish, Dutch and English.

Meryem Jabry

is our E-commerce Category Manager Sustainable Food. Meryem has experience in setting-up and managing marketplaces as well as the implementation of digital marketing strategies with focus on international food brands looking for expansion. From setting up and managing e-commerce channels to strategic business development in EMEA. Meryem loves to cook and travel. She is a multitasker by nature, home in many areas of expertise and conducts business in Dutch, English, French and Arabic.

Lucia Zappia

Lucia Zappia is our Marketing Assistant. Lucia supports the marketing department with the implementation of our digital strategies per brand. In that capacity she manages communication via Facebook and Instagram, supports online marketing campaigns, website management and helps to expand our brands influencer and affiliates programmes.  Lucia likes music, travelling and conducts business in English, Italian, Spanish and Amharic.

Jack Duman

Jack Duman is our E-commerce Assistant. He gained experience in customer relationship management and business development in Asia and is a very computer-savvy guru. Jack  supports the e-commerce team in various areas with the focus on business innovation and data management. Jack loves to travel, read and conducts business in English, Turkish, Spanish and Dutch.

Michel Hidding

is our E-commerce Assistant. He gained knowledge in international economics in Japan and experience in corporate communication and governmental affairs in Belgium. Michel supports the e-commerce team using his academic competence in international strategy and business development. Michel likes fencing, anthropology, and is proficient in English, Dutch, and German.